Löngufjörur Beach ride
This is a much shorter version of the Snæfellsnes tour. Enjoy wide-open stretches of light-coloured sand at Löngufjörur beach, where only the tide sets a limit to the freedom of horse and man
780 per pers.
Feel the Freedom of Riding!
The beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula extends far out into the Atlantic from the west coast. You can find many features of the Icelandic nature in this part of the country. We enjoy wide-open stretches of light-colored sand at Löngufjörur beach, where only the tide sets a limit to the freedom of horse and man. It offers them a great opportunity to experience the smooth gait tölt over long distances. The impressive 50-meter deep crater Eldborg is a distinctive landmark, where the light sand turns black once you reach its lava field. On our second riding day, we follow the edge of the lava flow along the shore before returning to Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm. Participants of this tour ride for two days together with the participants of the longer Snæfellsnes tour.
Duration3 nights - 2 riding days
Riding skillsIntermediate – Advanced riders
DeparturesDates 2018: Wednesday – Saturday June 13 - 16 • June 27 -30 • July 4 - 7 • July 25 - 28 • Aug 15 - 18 • Aug 29 - Sept 1
AccommodationAccommodation in made up beds in shared rooms. Accommodation before and after the ride to be arranged individually.
NoteKnee-high rubber boots are recommended for this ride. Good to bring headnets.
What is included
- Bus transfer from Reykjavík to the farm.
- During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.
- Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.
- Rain wear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.
• Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.
• Flight to and from Iceland is not included
- Day by day itinerary
- Useful information
Day 1: Reykjavík – Stóri Kálfalækur
Pick up between 16:00 – 17:00 PM from pick up points in Reykjavik www.busstop.is or BSÍ bus terminal and transfer to Stóri Kálfalækur farm where dinner is waiting for us as well as the staff and the other participants that are doing the longer version of the tour.
Day 2: Traðir – Kolviðarnes – Stóri-Kálfalækur
After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits we start our ride on the yellow colored, sandy beach. Direction changes and we head back this famous trail. A unique experience for everyone with lava-fields and mountains on one side of the trail and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. We leave the horses at Kolviðarnes Farm and drive to Stóri-Kálfalækur, where we spend the night. (approx. 30 km)
Day 3: Kolviðarnes – Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm
Another day on the beach and yet a new experience. The sand turns black as we follow the outline of Eldborgarhraun lava field. Imagine the black lava still on the move on your way back to dry land. The ride ends at Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm, where we enjoy Ólöf’s farewell dinner. (approx. 30 km)
Day 4: Stóri-Kálfalækur – Reykjavík
Transfer back to Reykjavik. Approx. arrival at 11:30.
– We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if necessary –
Here you can book your Flybus ticket to and from Reykjavík. The Flybus departs from Keflavík airport 35-40 minutes after each arrival. Busses are located right outside the terminal building. Book my ticket
Terms and Conditions:
Íshestar request a confirmation payment upon booking of minimum 30% of the tour price. When the confirmation payment is received the seat is secure. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before the tour departs. If you book the tour through the website the full amount is requested.
Children’s under 12 years receive 25% discount on our multi day tours.
Íshestar reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for loss or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departures of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, wars or other causes outside the control of Íshestar. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveller. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.
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Stóri-Kálfalækur Farm, the home of our farmers Siggi and Ólöf is situated in rich farmland close to the ocean and the wonderful beaches of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It’s a renovated farmhouse with a sleeping up to 20 persons so it’s plenty of space for everybody. Large kitchen and a spacious dining room. Together with the well-known hospitality of your hosts this will make an excellent place to stay.
- Number of rooms: 8 (2-4 bedded)
- Number of beds: 20
- Outdoor jacuzzi: Yes
- Number of showers: 5
- GSM connection: Yes, but not good
- WiFi: No
- Made up beds: Yes
- Number of WC: 5
Testimonials from happy riders
The perfect holiday , riding on the beach.. TF., SE